Out of curiosity, I was trying to find the first post on the dbb, but it seems like I can't go beyond 2003. I believe this forum was around in the 90s (the wayback machine has posts as old as 99), but I'm not sure. I've tried google, the dbb search, and just clicking the page numbers at the bottom in the cafe.
Here's the earliest post I can pull up: viewtopic.php?t=176
If anyone with better knowledge about this could shed some light, that would be nice. Also, does anyone actually remember what the first post was? Though, after looking at snapshots, I haven't seen any of these guys http://imgur.com/a7JX0OQ